Leibel and Phillips Textbook of Radiation Oncology: Expert Consult - Online and Print / Edition 3

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Overview

Stay on top of the latest scientific and therapeutic advances with the new edition of Leibel and Phillips Textbook of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Theodore L. Phillips, in collaboration with two new authors, Drs. Richard Hoppe and Mack Roach, offers a multidisciplinary look at the presentation of uniform treatment philosophies for cancer patients emphasizing the "treat for cure" philosophy. You can also explore the implementation of new imaging techniques to locate and treat tumors, new molecularly targeted therapies, and new types of treatment delivery.

• Supplement your reading with online access to the complete contents of the book, a downloadable image library, and more at expertconsult.com.
• Gather step-by-step techniques for assessing and implementing radiotherapeutic options with this comprehensive, full-color, clinically oriented text.
• Review the basic principles behind the selection and application of radiation as a treatment modality, including radiobiology, radiation physics, immobilization and simulation, high dose rate, and more.

• Use new imaging techniques to anatomically locate tumors before and during treatment.
• Apply multidisciplinary treatments with advice from experts in medical, surgical, and radiation oncology.
• Explore new treatment options such as proton therapy, which can facilitate precise tumor-targeting and reduce damage to healthy tissue and organs.
• Stay on the edge of technology with new chapters on IGRT, DNA damage and repair, and molecularly targeted therapies.

Stay one step ahead with the latest techniques from the newest edition of Leibel’s

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: James G Douglas, MD, MS (Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County)
Description: This is a well-appreciated update to one of the two or three major textbooks in radiation oncology. The previous edition was published in 2004.
Purpose: It is intended as a comprehensive review of all aspects of radiation oncology with an emphasis on the multimodality approaches to treatment and recent advances in treatment planning and treatment delivery. The editors are recognized experts and leaders in the field of radiation oncology and have assembled an excellent group of contributors.
Audience: The book is written specifically for those working in the field of radiation oncology, including attending physicians, in-training physicians, physicists, dosimetrists, therapists, and nurses. It also is a valuable reference for those in the related specialties of medical oncology, pediatric oncology, surgical oncology, neurosurgery, and gynecologic oncology. The imaging and dosimetric color plates are of especially high quality for a book of this size.
Features: "The four major sections cover radiation biology and physics, imaging, site-specific clinical radiation oncology, and emerging technologies. There is an abundance high-quality of tables and figures. The chapters are well organized and easy to read despite the enormity of the subject. References are current and the index is particularly helpful in finding specific topics. "
Assessment: This is an excellently written and edited book. It is comprehensive, although slightly less so than its major competitor, Perez and Brady's Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology, 5th edition, Halperin et al. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008). However, it is an easier read, and both should be in every radiation oncologist's library and in the library of any medical school or hospital that provides radiation oncology services.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416058977
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 9/23/2010
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1664
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 2.20 (d)

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